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Spring 2017

Sociology Commencement Phase II Ceremony
Sunday, May 21, 2017
1:30pm-3:00pm | Bromfield Pearson Tent

Sociology Seniors' Luncheon 2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017
12:00-2:00pm | Rabb Room

Sociology Study Social!
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
11:00am-2:00pm | Eaton Hall, Room 124
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A Long Walk Home
Part of Professor Orly Clerge’s Creating Citizens: Exploring Inequality through Media Scholar in Residence series for Lewis and Harleston Hall
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
7:00pm-9:00pm | Cohen Auditorium
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Beyond the Conservatism of Emoji
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
4:30pm, CHAT Seminar Room, 48 Professors Row
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What Are You Going to Do With That?: Building a Career with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
12:00-1:15pm | Eaton Hall, Room 124
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White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University
Monday, March 6, 2017
4:00pm, Breed Memorial Hall, 51 Winthrop Street
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Guest Speaker Luncheon: Japonica Brown-Saracino
"How Places Shape Identities: Explaining Novel LBQ Identities in Four Small Cities"
Monday, March 6, 2017
12:00-1:15pm | Eaton Hall, Room 124
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13th: From Slave to Criminal in One Amendment
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
6:30pm, Lewis Hall Lounge
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Sociology Majors' Week Event
Monday, February 27, 2017
12:00pm-1:15pm, Eaton Hall, Room 124
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Post Super Bowl Media + Sports Extravaganza
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
1:30pm-2:45pm, Distler Auditorium, Granoff
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Fall 2016

Sociology T-Shirt Design Contest!
Submit your design idea(s) to Victoria.Dorward@tufts.edu
Deadline to Submit: Monday, December 5, 2016
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Remembering Sociology Lecturer Katy Vecitis
Monday, December 5, 2016
12:00pm-1:15pm, Eaton Hall, Room 124
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Between the Headlines: Tufts Observer and sexual harassment, Election, and related topics
Monday, November 14, 2016
12:00pm-1:15pm  |  Eaton 124
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Sociology Alumni Panel
Thursday, November 3, 2016
6:00pm-8:00pm, Milmore Room, Dowling Hall
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Building a Wall or Digging a Hole? Donald Trump and the Latinx Electorate
Tony Affigne, Professor of Political Science at Providence College
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
7:00pm-8:30pm, Barnum 008
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Sociology Film Screening: The Stanford Prison Experiment
Moderated by Professor Sarah Sobieraj
Thursday, October 27, 2016
2:45pm-4:45pm, Dowling Hall 745B
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Marathon of Majors!
Monday, October 17, 2016
11:30am-1:30pm, Academic Quad
Visit the Sociology booth to meet faculty, majors and learn more about Sociology!
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Rising Up: South Asian, Arab, Muslim & Sikh Communities in Post-9/11 America
Deepa Iyer, Senior Fellow at The Center for Social Inclusion, Author
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
4:30pm, Cohen Auditorium
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Read more in the Tufts Daily: Pawan Dhingra coordinates Iyer public talk on race and inclusion in post-9/11 America

The Presidential Debate Watch Party
Monday, September 26, 2016
7:45pm, Cohen Auditorium
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Majors' Welcome!
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
12:00pm-1:15pm, Eaton Hall 124

VOTEFEST
Friday, September 23, 2016
5:00pm-8:00pm, Academic Quad
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Spring 2016

Sociology Commencement Phase II Ceremony
Sunday, May 22, 2016
11:30am-1:00pm, Bromfield Pearson Tent

Sociology Seniors' Celebration for the Class of 2016
Saturday, May 21, 2016
12:00pm-2:00pm, Rabb Room

In Between the Headlines:
A New Faculty-led Discussion Series from the Department of Sociology

We can read or hear about the news from a multitude of sources at any time of day, and before we even have time to process that information, another story is breaking. We all care about what is going on and can benefit from a thoughtful discussion. Join us for the conversation, listen, and have the opportunity to speak and be heard. The headlined topic will be announced prior to the event and moderated by a member of the Sociology faculty. All students are welcome to attend, so please bring a friend!

The Locker-Room Election*: Masculinity, Small Hands, and Big Insecurities
Moderated by Freeden Oeur
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
12:00pm-1:15pm, Eaton 124
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*"Locker-room election" is a phrase used by Jessica Valenti of The Guardian

Lunch & Book Talk with Nancy Baym
Nancy Baym, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New England (MIT) and author of Personal Connections in a Digital Age is coming to campus to talk to us! Lunch will also be provided. Space is limited and requires an RSVP: email Victoria.Dorward@tufts.edu to reserve your seat today!
Monday, April 4, 2016
12:00pm, Eaton 124

The High Stakes of Mothering for Asian American Women: Race, Representation and Reproductive Politics
Miliann Kang, Associate Professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Dept. at UMASS Amherst
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
4:30pm, Crane Room, Paige Hall
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Eastern Sociological Society (ESS) Conference
Join Sociology Faculty and your fellow majors for a field trip into Sociology! By sociologists and for sociologists of all ages, the conference will take place March 17-20th at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel featuring papers, presentations, posters and roundtables, some from your faculty and classmates!

If you would like to attend and have the registration fee paid for by the department, email John.LiBassi@tufts.edu by March 1, 2016! We will cover the fee for the first 10 respondents.

For an overview of the conference, please see: http://www.essnet.org/annual-meeting/overview/.
For the conference program with the list of all the papers and topics, please see: http://www.essnet.org/newsite/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/ESS_PreliminaryProgram_20160114a.pdf.

Sociology Majors' Week Event!
Monday, February 22, 2016
12:00pm-1:15pm, Eaton 124
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Known unknowns? Zika: Science, Politics and Policy-making
Moderated by Rosemary Taylor
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
12:00pm-1:15pm, Eaton 124
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Fall 2015

Social Movements & The Black Intellectual Tradition
Friday, November 20, 2015, 1:30pm
Breed Memorial, 51 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02155
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Marathon of Majors!
Thursday, October 22, 2015
12pm-3pm, Tisch Library Patio and Roof
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Spring 2015

"Africa Rising: What Role for the Diaspora?"
Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza
April 22, 2015, 4:30pm, Cabot 205
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Black Womyn Lives Matter: Experiences from within the Movement
April 15, 2015, 6pm, Alumnae Lounge
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40th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon
April 13, 2015, 7pm, Alumnae Lounge
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This Ends Badly: Race and Capitalism
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 5:30 – 7:00pm
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Being Black Ain't So Bad: Dominicanas Negotiating Race and Belonging Across the Atlantic
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 5 – 6:30pm
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Sociology Major and rising senior Erica Rigby attends 2014 Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association (A.S.A.)
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Sociology Film Screening: Catfish
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:30pm

Deportation: Its Implications for Poverty, Inequality and Politics
Friday, March 6, 2015, 3:30 – 6:30pm

Exceptional Empire? The United States and the Turn from Colonialism in the Twentieth Century
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 4:30 – 6pm

Sociology Majors Week Event: Eat and Meet!
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 12 – 1:15pm

University Forum on Race, Inequality and Action
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 9am – 12pm

Sociology Film Screening: Superbowl XLIX Commercials View & Review!
February 24, 2015, 7:00pm


Fall 2014

Responding to Terrorism: Do we have to bomb ISIS? Discussion and screening featuring Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick
Monday, October 20, 2014, 7 – 8:30pm

Art, Politics and Human Rights: A Conversation with Marcelo Brodsky
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 12:00 – 1:30pm